about the project
The Hub, “a place for nutrition, reflection, connection” became the effective center of activity for this 800 student 2 line K-5th elementary school. The cafeteria became an environment that would capture imagination, encourage participation, social interaction and friendship.
Reflecting the area’s industrial and manufacturing economy, two scaffolding entrance towers mark the 2 entrances to the serving lines. Inspirational and character building words like dedication, commitment, belief, excellence, pride, respect and unity were layered within the entry towers.
Inspirational quotes and photos promoting healthy eating were were installed on the walls where students formed lines to enter the serving lines. A colorful acoustic grid of squares surrounded the dining room to decrease ambient noise during lunch.